Optimization Days 2014

                                      Including an Industrial Optimization Day

                                             HEC Montréal, May 5 - 7, 2014


HEC Montréal, 5 — 7 May 2014

Schedule Authors My Schedule

MC1 Séance plénière 2 / Plenary Session 2

May 5, 2014 02:00 PM – 03:00 PM

Location: Amphithéâtre Banque Nationale

Chaired by Angel Ruiz

1 Presentation

  • 02:00 PM - 03:00 PM

    Robust Planning for Transportation and Routing

    • Mikael Rönnqvist, presenter, Université Laval

    Transport and route planning in practice involve some level of robustness. One reason is to ensure that some suitable level of uncertainty in, for example, demand or transport needs are included in the planning process. Another is to make sure that the overall plan is efficient also for operations before and after the transportation, for example, production and distribution. A third reason is to make sure that the plan sustainable and avoids or limits so-called creaming or cherry picking. In this presentation, we focus on some transportation and route planning applications in natural resources to illustrate some of the above issues and describe how robust planning can be achieved (or at least improved). In particular, we will look at generation of suitable data, integrative and anticipative planning, and direct use of robust optimization.